Monday, January 29, 2007

Sex Education

At 14 months old, my baby dog has finally taken a real interest in the opposite sex, in the form of a friend's unspayed female foster dane. My friends took Savage out to play on the lake while I did some chores at home and after about 10 minutes I got a phone call from Sarah telling me to come back and pick up my dog. She said Savvy was almost uncontrollable as soon as he realized the female was in heat. The girl was very receptive to him and they had to be separated immediately. He has been around a few females in heat before and has never shown much interest so this is a brand new thing.
I have been putting off neutering Savage until I'm confident that he has reached his full height and weight. Since he hadn't had any hint of a sex drive before this incident and because I watch him so closely around other dogs, it has not been a problem at all. Now I'm going to have to be even more careful and may even consider having him fixed sooner. One more thing to worry over. *sigh*


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